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Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma clinical trials at UCSD

29 in progress, 14 open to eligible people

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  • A Study of Debio 1143 (Xevinapant) in Combination With Platinum-Based Chemotherapy and Standard Fractionation Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy in Participants With Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, Suitable for Definitive Chemoradiotherapy (TrilynX)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate superior efficacy of Debio 1143 vs placebo when added to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of XmAb®20717 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD/RD and regimen of XmAb20717, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb20717 in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • A Study of XmAb®23104 in Subjects With Selected Advanced Solid Tumors (DUET-3)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending dose escalation study to define a MTD/RD and regimen of XmAb23104, to describe safety and tolerability, to assess PK and immunogenicity, and to preliminarily assess anti-tumor activity of XmAb23104 monotherapy and combination therapy with ipilimumab in subjects with selected advanced solid tumors.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • A Study to Evaluate NT219 Alone and in Combination With ERBITUX® (Cetuximab) in Adults With Advanced Solid Tumors and Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a phase 1/2, multi-center study with an open-label, dose escalation phase followed by a single-arm expansion phase to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of NT219 alone and in combination with ERBITUX® (cetuximab) in adults with recurrent and/or metastatic solid tumors.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Chemoradiation vs Immunotherapy and Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare any good or bad effects of using pembrolizumab (an experimental drug) and radiation therapy (RT), compared to using cisplatin chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) in the treatment of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • CMP-001 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Subjects With Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    CMP-001-007 is a Phase 2 study of CMP-001 intratumoral (IT) and pembrolizumab intravenous (IV) administered to participants with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who have not been previously treated with a programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) blocking antibody. The primary objective of the study is to determine the Investigator-assessed confirmed objective response with CMP-001 in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) The secondary objectives are to: - To evaluate the safety and tolerability of CMP-001 administered by intratumoral (IT) injection in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with HNSCC - To evaluate the efficacy of CMP-001 in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with HNSCC - To evaluate the effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressions on the efficacy of CMP-001 in combination with pembrolizumab Participants will continue to receive treatment of CMP-001 and pembrolizumab according to the treatment schedule until a reason for treatment discontinuation is reached.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Comparing High-Dose Cisplatin Every Three Weeks to Low-Dose Cisplatin Weekly When Combined With Radiation for Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase II/III trial compares the effect of the combination of high-dose cisplatin every three weeks and radiation therapy versus low-dose cisplatin weekly and radiation therapy for the treatment of patients with locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. This study is being done to find out if low-dose cisplatin given weekly together with radiation therapy is the same or better than high-dose cisplatin given every 3 weeks together with radiation therapy in treating patients with head and neck cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Evorpacept (ALX148) in Combination With Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ASPEN-04)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 2 Study of Evorpacept (ALX148) in Combination With Pembrolizumab and Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Evorpacept (ALX148) in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ASPEN-03)

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    A Phase 2 Study of Evorpacept (ALX148) in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Patients With Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 12 years and up

    A prospective, open-label, multi-cohort, non-randomized, multicenter Phase 2 study evaluating adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with TIL LN-144 (Lifileucel)/LN-145 in combination with checkpoint inhibitors or TIL LN-144 (Lifileucel)/LN-145/LN-145-S1 as a single agent therapy.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of NKTR 255 in Combination With Cetuximab in Solid Tumors

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a Phase 1b/2, open-label multicenter study evaluating NKTR-255 as a monotherapy and together with cetuximab in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), colorectal carcinoma (CRC), cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), anal cell carcinoma (ASCC) and cervical cancer. The recommended phase 2 dose of NKTR-255, determined in the dose escalation phase (Phase 1b), will be used to treat patients in Phase 2 of this study.

    San Diego, California and other locations

  • Tadalafil and Pembrolizumab in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This study will examine the combination of pembrolizumab and tadalafil for safety and efficacy in advanced head and neck cancer.

    La Jolla, California

  • Testing the Addition of M3814 (Peposertib) to Radiation Therapy for Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Who Cannot Take Cisplatin

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This phase I trial investigates the side effects and best dose of peposertib when given together with radiation therapy in treating patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to other places in the body (advanced) who cannot take cisplatin. Peposertib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. This trial aims to see whether adding peposertib to radiation therapy is safe and works well in treating patients with head and neck cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Window of Opportunity Study of IPI-549 in Patients With Locally Advanced HPV+ and HPV- Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how effective the study drug IPI-549 is against types of cancers. IPI-549 is considered experimental because it is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cancer. Patients will be treated with 3 weeks of IPI-549, a specific PI3Kγ inhibitor. Tumor tissue for research purposes through core biopsies will be obtained prior to initiation of IPI-549 and at surgery.

    La Jolla, California

  • A Study of Atezolizumab (Anti-Pd-L1 Antibody) as Adjuvant Therapy After Definitive Local Therapy in Patients With High-Risk Locally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of atezolizumab compared with placebo as adjuvant therapy after definitive local therapy in patients with high-risk locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of Atezolizumab Plus Tiragolumab and Atezolizumab Plus Placebo as First-Line Treatment in Participants With Recurrent/Metastatic PD-L1 Positive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of atezolizumab plus tiragolumab and atezolizumab plus placebo as first-line (1L) treatment in recurrent/metastatic PD-L1-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) on the basis of confirmed objective response rate. In addition, safety, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity of atezolizumab and tiragolumab will be evaluated.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of NKTR-262 in Combination With Bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) and With Bempegaldesleukin Plus Nivolumab in Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumor Malignancies

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Patients will receive intra-tumoral (IT) NKTR-262 in 3-week treatment cycles. During the Phase 1 dose escalation portion of the trial, NKTR-262 will be combined with systemic administration of bempegaldesleukin. After determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of NKTR-262, between 6 and 18 patients may be enrolled at the RP2D to further characterize the safety and tolerability profile of the combination of NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin (doublet) or NKTR 262 plus bempegaldesleukin in combination with nivolumab (triplet) in Cohorts A and B, respectively. In the Phase 2 dose expansion portion, patients will be treated with doublet or triplet in the relapsed/refractory setting and earlier lines of therapy.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • A Study of XmAb®22841 Monotherapy & in Combination w/ Pembrolizumab in Subjects w/ Selected Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a Phase 1, multiple dose, ascending-dose escalation study and expansion study designed to define a maximum tolerated dose and/or recommended dose of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab; to assess safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, immunogenicity, and anti-tumor activity of XmAb22841 monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab in subjects with select advanced solid tumors.

    Encinitas, California and other locations

  • Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib in Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of the study is to find out if the study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib will slow or stop your cancer from getting worse, and whether it causes side effects. The second purpose is to measure whether your cancer responds to the study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib. The study drugs Avelumab, Cetuximab, and Palbociclib are types of drugs called a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are made to recognize, target, and bind to specific proteins on cells the building blocks making up your tissues.

    La Jolla, California

  • Efficacy Study of Pembrolizumab in Relapsed, Locally Recurrent Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether pembrolizumab, when given after salvage surgery, is effective in increasing the time a person with squamous cell cancer of the head and neck remains disease-free following locoregional disease recurrence.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab Combined With Cetuximab for Treatment of Recurrent/Metastatic Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a prospective, multi-center, open-label, non-randomized, multi-arm phase II trial to evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy with pembrolizumab and cetuximab for patients with recurrent/metastatic HNSCC. There will be four patient cohorts, including a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-naïve, cetuximab-naïve arm (Cohort 1), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-refractory, cetuximab-naïve arm (Cohort 2), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor-refractory, cetuximab-refractory arm (Cohort 3), and a cutaneous HNSCC arm (Cohort 4). A total of 83 patients (33 in Cohort 1, 25 in Cohort 2, 15 in Cohort 3, and 10 in Cohort 4) will be eligible to enroll. Patients will be enrolled at 4 sites: UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, UC Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and University of Washington Siteman Cancer Center.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Pembrolizumab in Combination With CRT for LA-SCCHN

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is a single-arm, multi-site, open-label trial of pembrolizumab (MK-3475) used in combination with standard, cisplatin-based, definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with stage III-IVB squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Approximately 39 patients with Stage III-IVB SCCHN will be enrolled to evaluate both the safety and efficacy of this novel combination. Subjects will not be randomized and will all receive the study treatment. Treatment will consist of a loading dose of pembrolizumab 200 mg IV given 7 days prior to initiation of CRT (day-7). CRT with cisplatin 40 mg/m2 IV weekly and head and neck radiation at 70 Gy fractionated at 2 Gy once daily over 35 days, will begin on day 1. CRT will end on approximately day 46-50. Pembrolizumab 200 mg IV will continue following CRT in an adjuvant fashion starting on day 57 for an additional 5 doses, as tolerated, through day 141. Subjects will be evaluated for response following treatment.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Radiation Therapy With Durvalumab or Cetuximab in Treating Patients With Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Who Cannot Take Cisplatin

    Sorry, currently not accepting new patients, but might later

    This phase II/III trial studies how well radiation therapy works with durvalumab or cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck cancer that has spread to a local and/or regional area of the body who cannot take cisplatin. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as durvalumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Cetuximab is a monoclonal antibody that may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. It is not known if radiation therapy with durvalumab will work better than the usual therapy of radiation therapy with cetuximab in treating patients with head and neck cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Who Have Undergone Surgery

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known if radiation therapy is more effective with or without cisplatin in treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • RM-1995 Photoimmunotherapy, as Monotherapy or Combined With Pembrolizumab, in Patients With Advanced CuSCC and HNSCC

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    A phase 1a/1b, open-label, RM-1995 drug-dose escalation study designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and preliminary efficacy of RM-1995 photoimmunotherapy treatment as monotherapy (phase 1a) or combined with pembrolizumab (phase 1b) in patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) or head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that has progressed despite all available standard therapies.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Saliva-based Detection of CD44

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to test the ability of OncAlert™ to screen for cancer and the reappearance of cancer. OncAlert™ was developed by Vigilant Biosciences, a collaborator in this research study. OncAlert™ is an oral rinse which is spit into a cup and sent to a laboratory for analysis. OncAlert™ is considered experimental by the FDA because it is not approved for the screening of cancer.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of LN-145/LN-145-S1 Autologous Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Multicenter, multicohort, non-randomized, prospective, open label, interventional study evaluating adoptive cell therapy (ACT) with autologous tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) infusion (LN-145/LN-145-S1) followed by IL-2 after a non-myeloablative (NMA) lymphodepletion preparative regimen for the treatment of patients with recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Study of Safety and Tolerability of BCA101 Monotherapy and in Combination Therapy in Patients With EGFR-driven Advanced Solid Tumors

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The investigational drug to be studied in this protocol, BCA101, is a first-in-class compound that targets both EGFR with TGFβ. Based on preclinical data, this bifunctional antibody may exert synergistic activity in patients with EGFR-driven tumors.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Trial of Ibrutinib Combined With Nivolumab or Cetuximab to Treat Recurrent/Metastatic HNSCC

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an open-label, randomized, phase II trial to test the efficacy of Ibrutinib in combination with either Nivolumab or Cetuximab in the treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic head an neck squamous cell carcinoma

    La Jolla, California

Our lead scientists for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma research studies include .

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